Neuroscience and Society Series: Growing Older, Cognition, and What Science Has to Offer

15 Jun 2016 5:30 pm AAAS Headquarters If we live long enough, aging is inevitable, and more people in the U.S. are living longer than ever before.  Yet, age is a major risk factor for most common neurodegenerative diseases, so its consequences for individuals, families and society are anything but trivial. But how we age is not fixed.  There are things we can do to mitigate the harsh effects that aging can have on our brains, on the way we think, understand, learn and remember. Want to know how?  Join us for an event that will address that question from different perspectives—what science tells us about the aging process and its impact on cognition, what effective, or not so effective, strategies there are for maintaining or enhancing cognition as we…


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